Pronunciation: (rō),[key] —n. 1. a number of persons or things arranged in a line, esp. a straight line: a row of apple trees. 2. a line of persons or things so arranged: The petitioners waited in a row. 3. a line of adjacent seats facing the same way, as in a theater: seats in the third row of the balcony. 4. a street formed by two continuous lines of buildings.
5. Music.See tone row. 6. Checkers.one of the horizontal lines of squares on a checkerboard; rank.
7. hard or long row to hoe, a difficult task or set of circumstances to confront: At 32 and with two children, she found attending medical school a hard row to hoe.
—v.t. to put in a row (often fol. by up).
Pronunciation: (rō),[key] —v.i. to propel a vessel by the leverage of an oar or the like.
—v.t. 1. to propel (a vessel) by the leverage of an oar or the like.
2. to convey in a boat that is rowed.
3. to convey or propel (something) in a manner suggestive of rowing.
4. to require, use, or be equipped with (a number of oars): The captain's barge rowed twenty oars. 5. to use (oarsmen) for rowing.
6. to perform or participate in by rowing: to row a race. 7. to row against in a race: Oxford rows Cambridge.
—n. 1. an act, instance, or period of rowing: It was a long row to the far bank. 2. an excursion in a rowboat: to go for a row.
Pronunciation: (rou),[key] —n. 1. a noisy dispute or quarrel; commotion.
2. noise or clamor.